What does tender mean?

Definitions for tender
ˈtɛn dərten·der

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word tender.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tender, legal tender, stamp(noun)

    something that can be used as an official medium of payment

  2. attendant, attender, tender(noun)

    someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another

  3. bid, tender(noun)

    a formal proposal to buy at a specified price

  4. tender(noun)

    car attached to a locomotive to carry fuel and water

  5. tender, ship's boat, pinnace, cutter(noun)

    a boat for communication between ship and shore

  6. tender, supply ship(adj)

    ship that usually provides supplies to other ships

  7. tender(adj)

    given to sympathy or gentleness or sentimentality

    "a tender heart"; "a tender smile"; "tender loving care"; "tender memories"; "a tender mother"

  8. sensitive, sore, raw, tender(adj)

    hurting

    "the tender spot on his jaw"

  9. tender(adj)

    young and immature

    "at a tender age"

  10. affectionate, fond, lovesome, tender, warm(adj)

    having or displaying warmth or affection

    "affectionate children"; "a fond embrace"; "fond of his nephew"; "a tender glance"; "a warm embrace"

  11. tender(adj)

    easy to cut or chew

    "tender beef"

  12. tender, untoughened(adj)

    physically untoughened

    "tender feet"

  13. crank, cranky, tender, tippy(adj)

    (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail

  14. tender(verb)

    (of plants) not hardy; easily killed by adverse growing condition

    "tender green shoots"

  15. tender(verb)

    offer or present for acceptance

  16. offer, bid, tender(verb)

    propose a payment

    "The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting"

  17. tender(verb)

    make a tender of; in legal settlements

  18. tender, tenderize, tenderise(verb)

    make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer

    "tenderize meat"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tender(noun)

    one who tends; one who takes care of any person or thing; a nurse

  2. Tender(noun)

    a vessel employed to attend other vessels, to supply them with provisions and other stores, to convey intelligence, or the like

  3. Tender(noun)

    a car attached to a locomotive, for carrying a supply of fuel and water

  4. Tender(verb)

    to offer in payment or satisfaction of a demand, in order to save a penalty or forfeiture; as, to tender the amount of rent or debt

  5. Tender(verb)

    to offer in words; to present for acceptance

  6. Tender(noun)

    an offer, either of money to pay a debt, or of service to be performed, in order to save a penalty or forfeiture, which would be incurred by nonpayment or nonperformance; as, the tender of rent due, or of the amount of a note, with interest

  7. Tender(noun)

    any offer or proposal made for acceptance; as, a tender of a loan, of service, or of friendship; a tender of a bid for a contract

  8. Tender(noun)

    the thing offered; especially, money offered in payment of an obligation

  9. Tender

    easily impressed, broken, bruised, or injured; not firm or hard; delicate; as, tender plants; tender flesh; tender fruit

  10. Tender

    sensible to impression and pain; easily pained

  11. Tender

    physically weak; not hardly or able to endure hardship; immature; effeminate

  12. Tender

    susceptible of the softer passions, as love, compassion, kindness; compassionate; pitiful; anxious for another's good; easily excited to pity, forgiveness, or favor; sympathetic

  13. Tender

    exciting kind concern; dear; precious

  14. Tender

    careful to save inviolate, or not to injure; -- with of

  15. Tender

    unwilling to cause pain; gentle; mild

  16. Tender

    adapted to excite feeling or sympathy; expressive of the softer passions; pathetic; as, tender expressions; tender expostulations; a tender strain

  17. Tender

    apt to give pain; causing grief or pain; delicate; as, a tender subject

  18. Tender

    heeling over too easily when under sail; -- said of a vessel

  19. Tender(noun)

    regard; care; kind concern

  20. Tender(verb)

    to have a care of; to be tender toward; hence, to regard; to esteem; to value

Freebase

  1. Tender

    "Tender" is a song by English alternative rock band Blur.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tender

    ten′dėr, v.t. to stretch out or offer for acceptance, esp. to offer to supply certain commodities for a certain period at rates specified.—n. an offer or proposal, esp. of some service, also the paper containing it: the thing offered, the actual production and formal offer of a sum due in legal money, or an offer of services to be performed, in order to save the consequences of non-payment or non-performance.

  2. Tender

    ten′dėr, adj. soft, delicate: easily impressed or injured: not hardy: fragile: weak and feeble: easily moved to pity, love, &c.: careful not to injure (with of): unwilling to cause pain: apt to cause pain: pathetic, expressive of the softer passions: compassionate, loving, affectionate: young and inexperienced: weakly in health: delicate, requiring careful handling: quick, keen: apt to lean over under sail.—n. Ten′der-foot, one not yet hardened to life in the prairie, mining-camp, &c.: a new-comer.—adj. Ten′der-heart′ed, full of feeling.—adv. Ten′der-heart′edly.—n. Ten′der-heart′edness.—adj. Ten′der-heft′ed (Shak.), having great tenderness.—ns. Ten′derling, one too much coddled, an effeminate fellow: one of the first horns of a deer; Ten′der-loin, the tenderest part of the loin of beef, pork, &c., lying close to the ventral side of the lumbar vertebræ.—adv. Ten′derly.—n. Ten′derness. [Fr. tendre—L. tener, allied to tenuis, thin.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. tender

    A small vessel duly commanded, and employed to attend a larger one, to supply her with stores, to carry intelligence or volunteers and impressed men to receiving ships, &c. An enemy's ship captured by cutters or boats fitted out as tenders by men-of-war, but without any commission or authority from the admiralty, will not insure a prize to the benefit of the ship. The condemnation will be as a droit of admiralty, on the principle that an officer does not retain his commission for the purposes of prize on board another ship; but if captured by one of her boats, and brought to the ship, she is good prize, as with slaves. Tender is also a synonym of crank; thus, a spar may be tender.

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British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tender' in Adjectives Frequency: #862

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tender in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tender in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of tender in a Sentence

  1. Mary Howitt:

    God sends children for another purpose than merely to keep up the race - to enlarge our hearts; and to make us unselfish and full of kindly sympathies and affection; to give our shoulds higher aims; to call out all our faculties to extended enterprise and exertion and to bring round our firesides bright faces, happy smiles, and loving, tender hearts. My soul blesses the great Father, every day, that he has gladdened the earth with little children

  2. Chairman Robert Coury:

    As long as Mylan's share price is going up the opportunity becomes larger and larger and larger, people don't tender until the last 24 hours so we have quite a very very strong chance for a lot of activity in the last week.

  3. Letitia Elizabeth Landon:

    I like a cat because it does not disguise its selfishness with any flattering hypocrisies. Its attachment is not to yourself, but to your house. Let it but have food, and a warm lair among the embers, and it heeds not at whose expense. Then it has the spirit to resent aggression. You shall beat your dog, and he will fawn upon you; but a cat never forgives : it has no tender mercies, and it torments before it destroys its prey.

  4. Ian Rae:

    I understand that about 70 'healthy' passengers have transferred so far ... People transferring to tender as we speak. I have a full view.

  5. Octavius Winslow (1808-1878):

    Christ's boundless grace confronts our deep necessities. Christ's promised presence confronts our sad and gloomy loneliness. Jesus thus filled with grace so overflowing, with love so tender, with sympathy so exquisite, with power so illimitable, with resources so boundless, with a nature so changeless, stands before us and says to each trembling heart, 'Fear not!'”

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Translations for tender

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  • غضArabic
  • tendreCatalan, Valencian
  • něžnýCzech
  • mør, øm, forsyningsskib, tenderDanish
  • zart, liebevoll, lieb, zärtlich, empfindlichGerman
  • esquife, oferta, dolorido, tierno, [[vagón]] [[nodriza]], propuesta, cariñoso, ofrecerSpanish
  • تردPersian
  • tenderi, hellä, esittää, tarjota, arka, maksuväline, aristava, emälaiva, tarjous, yhteysvene, mureaFinnish
  • tendre, offreFrench
  • grámhar, mínIrish
  • presentare, fare una offerta, soffice, dare, offrire, offerta, morbido, tender, valuta, dolce, scialuppa, moneta, [[gara]] d’[[appalto]], tenero, sottoporre, sensibile, carino, tenera, battere, delicatoItalian
  • מִכרָזHebrew
  • 過敏, 柔らかい, 炭水車, 優しいJapanese
  • 연한Korean
  • tenerLatin
  • zaartLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • mateoha, pāwera, tono, tāngohengoheMāori
  • betalingsmiddel, tilbud, anbudNorwegian
  • zacht, betalingsmiddel, bod, lief, tender, gevoelig, aanbieden, mals, biedenDutch
  • tender, środek płatniczy, oferta, przetargowy, delikatnyPolish
  • tenro, terno, tênder, macioPortuguese
  • dulce, gentil, iubitRomanian
  • уязвимый, предлагать, нежный, ласковый, тендер, [[платёжный, чувствительный, [[плавучий, предложениеRussian
  • öm, mör, ljuv, erbjudaSwedish
  • లేతTelugu
  • mềmVietnamese

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